In-house pro bono in the news – great effort!
Several major corporations are creating structured pro bono programs and setting benchmarks for contributions by their legal staffers. At the Pro Bono Institute’s annual conference last month, lawyers from 80 companies attended a training session, the Washington Post reports. The story profiles one project that will digitize legal files for more than 40 Virginia legal aid groups. Capital One donated $25,000, along with the time of lawyers and technology staffers, to develop the digital database called Justice Server.
[via: In-House Lawyers Provide Pro Bono; One Effort Upgrades Tech for Legal Aid Groups at the ABA Journal]